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Digital infrastructure and data sharing

Measures to increase the efficiency of goods distribution in cities require data systems that communicate with one another, data sharing and the optimisation of flows. The aim of the Digital infrastructure and data sharing work package is to develop new knowledge and investigate digital and organisational solutions in this area.

Athena lam


Developing knowledge with the goal of producing information and a report that describes the requirements for a solution, defines the underlying semantics for data sharing (data standard) and highlights the benefits for all the parties involved. Applied research into an interoperable digital infrastructure for city logistics, based on the Internet of logistics.

Developing knowledge with the aim of evaluating the opportunities for logistics companies to provide value-added services with a focus on improving the efficiency of goods handling and optimising the flows (transport and transshipment), based on digitalisation.

Research into the opportunities for and benefits of digital control towers for optimising flows and automated logistics.

Establishing a digital test environment to support the development of knowledge as described above.


  • WP 4.1 The latest advances in system development and knowledge enhancement 
  • WP 4.2 Value creation in the digital ecosystem
  • WP 4.3 Concept for data sharing
  • WP 4.4 Demo of the concept

Work package leader​: 
KTH, Peter Georen
Other participants​: 
ScaniaEricssonRagn-SellsCatenaFabegeUpphandling SödertörnLogTradeKTHLinköping UniversityDagab,  FTL, City of Stockholm


What solutions are needed – for whom?

This was the first issue defined in work package 4. And after a design sprint, idea generation and some group work on physical and digital flows at a shopping center and in a region, 4 different concepts were presented. They were quite similar and built on system to system thoughts. A first challenge is to make it scalable and then more examples must be studied. Is the concept applicable and interesting to others? Is it legally ok? Can it be refined (down to 2 concepts). The two flows studied are quite similar in terms of digital solutions, but more different in terms of suppliers' agreements.

The work package continues to work on three fronts: Further development and value analysis of concepts for later prototype tests, analysis of data exchange interfaces, system architecture and "expert systems" and take in feedback and insights from a larger group of stakeholders. There are many open questions where it is important to identify the pros and cons for everyone involved. It requires transparency at all levels.

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